ANIMATION

The Inner Life of the Cell

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In 2006, Harvard University teamed up with XVIVO to develop an animation that would take their cellular biology students on a journey through the microscopic world of a cell.

The Inner Life of the Cell follows a white blood cell’s movement along the endothelium and its response to an external stimulus — a process known as leukocyte extravasation. This widely-acclaimed piece is the first in a series of animations XVIVO has created for Harvard’s BioVisions.

The second installment, titled Powering the Cell: Mitochondria, follows the mechanism of ATP production along the inner mitochondrial membrane.

In 2013, we released The Inner Life of the Cell: Protein Packing, which illustrates the crowded molecular environment present in cells.

Narrated versions are available on the BioVisions website.

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Harvard University

XVIVO was asked to create an extremely complex but biochemically and biologically accurate animation that depicted the role of neuropeptides in brain plasticity. The final product was astounding — far beyond our expectations. This animation is now being used to educate breast cancer survivors on how cognitive processes are restored after chemotherapy. I would highly recommend XVIVO to others seeking similar products.

Lyn Freeman, Ph.D., CEO, Mind Matters Research, LLC